We will never know but at least the English band Plainsong got a concept album out of it, In Search of Amelia Earhart, in 1972 when bands made concept albums. This was one of the better ones. So here they are with “True Story of Amelia Earhart”. Four musicians, four-part blissful harmonies. Lead vocalist is Iain Matthews who was between Fairport Convention and a successful solo career in America:
Monday, July 2, 2012
Amelia Earhart, first lady of the air
Home Paddock reminds us that on this day in 1937 Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan were last heard from while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight. Conspiracy theories abound. Were they spies? Did they run out of fuel and crash into the ocean or were they captured by the Japanese? Was Noonan beheaded on Saipan?